Ghost: The Musical


Ghost London Cast
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Directed by Matthew Warchus
Set Design by Rob Howell
Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone
Video Design by Jon Driscoll
Sound Design by Bobby Aitken
Choreography by Ashley Wallen
Illusions by Paul Kieve
Music co-written by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard

Manchester tryouts: Opera House

  • 28 March 2011 to 14 May 2011

London: Piccadilly Theatre

  • Previews 24 June 2011
  • Opening night 19 July 2011
  • Closed 6 October 2012 (after just over 500 regular performances)

Broadway (to 18 August 2012)

  • Previews 15 March 2012
  • Opening Night 23 April 2012
  • Closed 18 August 2012 (after 136 regular performances)

Video Walls

The show makes great use of a series of grid-like video walls which can appear solid or transparent, which are covered with millions of LEDs which produces a wrap-around video screen in which the actors and dancers perform.

The video designer, Jon Driscoll says on his website that there are 103 square metres of custom LED screen, and 50,000 lumens of projection.

The video system by the time the show got to Broadway was:

  • 6 video projectors
  • Motion-controlled video surfaces (scenic automation) – LED and projection
  • SMPTE timecode synchronised wth the orchestra
  • MIDI cues to trigger sound effects and musical accents.

There were also around 540 lighting cues.

Article on PLSN News about the technical aspects of Ghost: The Musical

Illusions by Paul Kieve